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in the battle ground state of florida, but not before many counties saw a record, gigantic lines. and phil keating joins us from tampa, and the numbers. it was crazy yesterday, phil. >> absolutely, reportedly six hour waits at certain locations in miami-dade county outside of the precinct on friday, three and a half hours all day long to stand in line, shuffle forward and finally cost their ballot. the numbers are big despite the fact in 2008 there was early voting on this sunday before election day, this year, there is not. and that's been a point of convention, democrats and democrat leaning groups have called that voting suppression engineered by the republican dominated legislature and governor's office in the state of florida. however, despite those cries, the numbers have been as good as they were back in 2008. take a look at numbers right now. nearly 4 million, this is through friday, nearly 4 million floridians voted early, by early voting or absentee ballot. and the way it breaks down, the most early voters stand in line and cast their ballot, 45% of those people are registered de
we think we will be officially the winner in florida. as of right now, total turnout and number of voters has increased in colorado, iowa, minnesota, nevada, north carolina, and wisconsin. it looks like it decreased in 35 of 49 battleground states. the total turnout may be higher in 2008 when all the votes are finally counted. as we planned for, total minority vote share increased to 28%. our coalition turnout, women made up about the same percent of the electorate as in 2008. we got 65% of women voters. for lots of reporting about youth turnout, they continue to turn out and take control of their future. in virginia, we increased our youth percentage. in florida, voting rates increased to 16%, and we got 61% in 2008 and 66% in 2012. african american turnout and support was as high or higher than ever. in ohio, african-americans increased from 11% to 15%. we got somewhere between 9% and 97% in every battleground state. 71% of latino vote, the highest percentage of latino vote since 1996. in florida increase from 14% in 2008 to 17% in 2012. we increased our vote share in florida
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the confederacy except for florida and virginia, it's exactly the same. that coalition retains to this day that's the regional party they're becoming. very interesting piece in the new yorker talking about the potential for texas to become blue in the next few cycles, and if that happens, then the democrats start over 270, i think jonathan can do the math in his head, and forget it. then you're just a minority party we would study in political science classes. >> this afternoon you and i were discussing some things that have been part of this republican campaign and we talked about the jim crow era. >> uh-huh. >> how much of that rhetoric has been as it were reignited this time around. >> it was full of it this time. i think if you look at the bush campaign, the bush years, did he a lot of things badly, but he was embracing of latinos. he wasn't overtly in terms of rhetoric negative toward blacks. i think he took it to a much more subtle level. romney brought it back. he's making birtherism jokes, sending john sununu out in say crazy things, rick santorum saying whatever he said about blah peop
down together. >> all right. the latest recount in florida shows congressman allen west trailing his democratic challenger patrick murphy by nearly 2,000 votes. west, a tea party favorite, is trying to keep this seat representing florida's 18th congressional district. unofficial numbers posted on sunday evening on the florida secretary of state's website give murphy an edge, 166,257 to 164,353 for west. >>> all right. 2016 is a long way away, but florida senator marco rubio sure looked like a presidential candidate during a visit to iowa. rubio appeared saturday night at a big fund-raiser for iowa governor terry branstad. in his speech, rubio discussed the future of the republican party and issued a host -- and addressed a host of issues including tax reform, the national debt, energy and immigration policy. >> christine, you were in iowa giving a speech, as well, weren't you? did you run into each other? >> no, but they were all buzzing about how he was going to be there and democrats are saying look, here we go again. republicans are saying marco rubio. already in iowa they were ta
night and yet florida still isn't red or blue. election officials in miami-dade county finished counting absentee ballots today and have 2,800 provisional ballots left to process. the election supervisor says they should be done counting by tomorrow afternoon with 97% of the state's vote in president obama leads by 47,000 votes. could puerto rico become the 51st state? residents voted on the island's status as a commonwealth tuesday. and for the first time a majority said they favored statehood. it is a nonbinding referendum, but it compels congress to make a decision about it. as a commonwealth residents are subject to u.s. laws but don't have to pay some federal taxes. and you won't have to watch the news for your next dose of vice president joe biden. he's going to be on next week's episode of "parks and recreation" playing himself when amy's character visits the white house. her character has a huge crush on the vice president once saying her ideal man would have "the brains of george clooney and the body of joe biden." so joe biden apparently quite a few fans including amy's charact
phillip elliott, national politics reporter. he is on the road in florida where senator mark a rubio is speaking at a fund-raiser. why is senator rubio at this event? >> normally, they're saying that he is here because he is invited. but this is the first step of getting people in iowa to see if they might consider rubio running for president. he was considering being a candidate in 2012. he was considered for the vice presidency. now he is looking at 2016, believe it or not. this is a republican party right now that does not have a standard bearer. he certainly will be able to shape the direction of the party and coming to iowa this early really lays down a marker as to what condition -- a position he has for a national role in the party. >> the sea have a relationship with the governor of iowa? -- does he have a relationship with the governor of iowa? >> he really is his own franchise here. he is a larger than life figure, very colorful. everyone who has any sort of presidential ambition develops a relationship with him, which is not difficult, i should add. he really is almost lik
recount in florida shows west trailing his democratic challenger, patrick murphy by almost 2,000 votes. unofficial numbers posted just yesterday evening give murphy 166,257 votes to 164,353 for west. >> but who's counting. during the recount, actually, murphy's lead grew. so things are looking worse by the day for allen west. >>> justin bieber sweeps, he took the honors last night at the american music awards winning the artist of the year award with long with two other trophies. bieber also had a message for his detractors. >> first of all i want to say, i want to say, this is for all the haters who thought that, you know, that maybe i was just here for one or two years. i feel like i'm going to be here for a very long time. >> take that haters. meanwhile, the vanilla ice right there? >> a little bit. >> good for you, bieber. nicki minaj won for favorite rap hip-hop album and artist. taylor swift took her fifth consecutive award for favorite country artist. the night ended with a super special smash up. the south korean rapper behind gangnam style teaming up on this performance. >> do
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the president's trip. allen west keeps up the fight in flo florida. and new jersey gets some love from the vp. after two recounts and two hearings, patrick murphy remains the unofficial winner in the contest for florida's 18th congressional district. murphy's lead is just outside the 0.5 that would trigger a recount. they continued to count ballots after a noon deadline passed. murphy's campaign declared itself the winner based on the deadline past while west's campaign showed no sign of conceding. vice president joe biden toured storm damaged new jersey yesterday reassuring residents the federal government won't forget about them. biden spent his summers at the jersey shore as a boy and had this to say. >> so as the president is up here with the governor, we're not going anywhere, governor. we're not going anywhere, and you have a homeboy in the deal who gets it. >> and speaking of the garden state, new jersey governor chris christie stopped by "saturday night live" this weekend to talk hurricane recovery in his famous fashion fleece. >> i'd like to thank the red cross and first responders.
, congressman-elect murphy of florida and tea party star congressman alan west only just conceded the race yesterday and joining us is congress-elect horseboard of nevada. thank you very much for joining us. first, apologies to you. we have had this breaking foreign news and haven't as much time as we wanted and we wanted to introduce you and meet you ourselves. >> thank you. >> what are your top objectives, coming from nevada? you have big issues and changes in nevada that helped the president again to carry nevada. tell me about what your first, first objective is and in particular the fiscal cliff. >> absolutely. and thank you for having us on. our first priority here is focusing on job creation. you know, working across party lines with the president to get things done that need to get done like putting people back to work. the voters spoke very clearly in this election. that they want partisanship to be put aside. they want republicans and independents and democrats to work together to move our country forward, to grow our economy, to protect medicare and social security. as well as t
different things. get on the same page. host: let's hear from susan brita, florida. -- susan in tampa. caller: mitt romney is an honorable man. in the winter, in the spring, when the other side was thinking there talons into the democrats, romney was doing his best to get his party's nomination, so he never got his feet off the ground until june. so he is bitter. that is a natural human emotion that we all feel. it was such a devastating loss. i am hearing from republicans all over the country. they are depressed, distraught, heartsick. everybody has that feeling. mitt romney was a candidate for everyone. he did not single out the groups. he just wanted everybody to believe in america. i keep thinking about the story he told the crowd about cutting the flag that was on the shuttle in 1986 and i could see the electricity going through him. he loves america and wants us to love america too. host: to facebook -- twitter -- back to your calls, republicans on 00 only, on the future of your party. mark in arlington, virginia. caller: i think tim pawlenty is absolutely right. i would have vo
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look at the electoral vote now. it's over 300. 303. we still don't have florida officially called. you can see it's still left off. they are counting votes down there in miami-dade, i guess. or making it official. so he could conceivably add to the total. then you look at the national popular vote. and how close it was. still, president obama will win. there you see the different counties, republican and democrat. the yellow ones within 3%. >> electoral college landslide. popular vote is closer. he did win an he won in an impressive way. he got his voters to the poll polls, in record numbers, even though there was no organic enthusiasm behind that. that is sign of mature movement. young people, african-american, hispanics, they weren't caught up in the novelty and euphoria of 2008 hope and change. but the obama campaign spent money and time, five years, targeting them, persuading them and getting them out. romney did as well with the white vote as any other republican seeking the white house. he maxed out. he could haven't done much better. but he was getting a bigger slice of a shrink
to a conclusion and a little sweet talk for hostess. there's finally a winner in the race for florida's 18th congressional district. allen west, the republican, conceded to democrat patrick r murphy early today. after a two-week battle west decided to opt against the long and costly court battle. he went on to congratulate murphy saying he praised that murphy will serve his constituents with honor and integrity. >>> and another close house race will come to a close later today for utah's fourth congressional district race between mia love and jim mathison will be released today. love conceded the race on election night but is holding out hope uncounted mail and provisional ballots could turn the results. mathison is leadi ining given t president obama lost the state by 48%. finally, pour some sugar on me. twinkies may not be gone for good. hostess has agreed to mediation after a bankruptcy judge demanded that the two groups negotiate. it's unclear how the talks will go but both sides expressed hope and it's possible thousands of jobs could be saved. the mediation is set to take place this
won't feel so heated. i am still roasting from the florida sun. sun burned too. thank you for coming coming in. >> i'm flat out of time, otherwise i would go on and on. you know i would. newsroom international starts next with saws ann malveaux. >>> welcome to newsroom international. i'm suzanne malveaux. want to get right to it. a major story we are watching this hour in arizona. former congresswoman gabby giffords face-to-face with the man who shot her. giffords and her husband mark kelli are in a tucson courtroom right now for the sentencing of jerry lee loughner. he is expected to get life in prison after he struck a plea deal to avoid the death penalty. loughner pleaded guilty to a shooting rampage that left six people dead and 13 wounded, including giffords, who was shot in t head at point-blank range. it happened at an event she was holding in 2011. giffords will not speak in court today, but her husband will. nor on the sentencing later in the hour. >>> folks in the northeast hit super hard by sandy are dealing with even more misery today. a nor'easter has now hammered the re
. in florida, percentage of hispanic voters went up to 70% from 14% 2008, and the composition of the hispanic vote changed and has grown very different than what it was just a few years ago with many more puerto ricans making up the share of this hispanic vote in florida. what that meant nationally was that despite all predictions, democrats were able to keep their edge in the overall electorate. a shock to many people that overall partisan composition of the electorate looked so similar to 2008 with democrats holding a six-point edge. the other big demographics story of tuesday's election of course was women. i mean, we had, our first goal after the first debate when romney did so well and obama did so poorly showed the gender gap almost closing entirely. i mean, it had to be a shock for a lot of democrats to look at that poll. there were other polls that showed the same thing. romney really made gains among women after that first debate, in party was seen as a little bit more moderate. the issues that came up i in the debate were not necessarily, very few social issues if you recall coming
republican star florida senator marco rubio making a trip to iowa. what he had to say about rumors about a run for president in 2016. >> i think what happened is there are those who made promises to them. we have more government and a bigger government program that does this. if we tax one people more to pay for another group of people maybe that's the solution to the problems. here's the truth. big government doesn't help the people we are trying to help, it rurts them. martha: there are folks already camping out to be the first ones in the store for black friday. people are pitching tents. they have their electric and camping gears. they have all the comfort of home. >> we have most of the comforts of home. >> our family when they get done eating they will bring over food, we'll set a table up and we'll eat. martha: i can't figure it out. in search of a bargain they are on black friday. i wonder what it is they really -- >> there is a thing called the internet. a cease-fire thing between israel and hamas is close according to egyptian negotiators. that could allow a huge influx of weap
in florida to get 60% of the vote from hispanics and a larger percentage from african-americans, but you have to have a game plan and dedication and the resources and the commitment to show up, show respect and be there at all times, and i think that it can be done, but frankly, we need to change the scope of our energies and the scope of our commitments. >> you see, this is not an attempt by the republicans to do something and fail. it is the lack of the attempt of the republicans to do anything at all. the first state race, state race i ever worked on was the united states senate in seat in 1996. and i asked, you know, very naively, why don't we go to black churches? well, they will never vote for us. why don't we retreat to students and young people. they don't vote. well, here we are in 2012 and that is a completely different story and we have to make the attempt. >> but what i heard al say, and what president obama won because he promised free things and i don't want to misquote you there, but i'm not sure if it is promise of free things, because when i hear that people say that they vot
should know. republican senator marco rubio from florida raised a lot of eyebrows with a weekdend visit to iowa. the official reason for visit? governor terry branstad's bifrtd day speech? they thought his speech sounded like a campaign style speech fueling speculation about his future. well, how you wind down from a presidential race? tmz reports governor romney and his wife took in a showing of "breaking down part 2" over the weekend at a theater in california near his home. romney admitted he's a fan of the "twilight" series. >>> a high profile appearance this weekend by new jersey governor chris christie on "saturday night live." he donned his familiar fleece jacket he's been wearing so often. >> i'd like to give a special thanks to my lovely wife who put up with a husband who smelled like a wet fleece for the past three weeks. >> you've been wearing that a lot. >> it's basically fused to my skin at this point. i'm going to die in this fleece. >> he should totally host the show he did a great job. time for "news nation" gut check. more retailers are looking to get a jump on the holi
. >> word is out of florida jeb is lining up for 2016. >> another bush. jeb jr. weighed on fellow floridian marco rubio another potential candidate. this week rubio passed on a question about the age of lan net earth calling it one of the greatest mysteries. we talked about that yesterday. jeb jr. admitted it whas a strange question but called rubio's response, quote, a kind of head-scratching type of answer. >> it was kind of head-scratching. >> it was. we talked about it yesterday. >> i don't know, man. >> he said i'm not a scientist, man. >> but he is an expert on hip-hop. >> is he ever. he went deep in the interview about hip-hop, went back to the '80s, '90s, africa. marco rubio knows his stuff, not that that's going to be a key voting issue? 2016 but impressive. >> he's showed to me he's not going to get the new republicans. when romney came out with the phone call abouts the gifts and jindal was boom, no, this is not the way to talk, not who we are, even then he was straddling the fence. i'm not sure what he said. if mr. rubio -- >> did he use that voice? >> what voice? >> well -- >>
to have a better quality of life. >> then we have senator marco rubio of florida who offered a carefully worded reaction to romney, telling "politico," quote, i don't want to rebut him point by point. i would just say to you, i don't believe that we have millions and millions of people in this country that don't want to work. okay. and former mississippi governor, haley bar rour barbour, saying party needs to do some soul searching. >> we've got to give our political organizational activity, you know, a very serious proctology exam. we need to look everywhere is my point. >> yeah. you know what? i will say -- and i don't hand you compliments often -- but you've been saying this during the primary process, it started. and now it seems to me that it's great to hear these gentlemen coming forward and speaking truth to what mitt romney said. but it's just too easy right now. it should have been done in the primary process. >> it's just like when i was talking about people in the conservative entertainment complex talking in ways that we'll never win the suburbs of philadelphia, bucks county,
the usual mudslinging this year. >>> another bush may be getting into politics. former florida governor jeb bush has sent out a letter on behalf of george p. bush. >>> finally, today is john boehner's 63rd birthday. and to help him celebrate and maybe smooth over the fiscal cliff discussions, president obama gave boehner is $125 bottle of red wine, a vintage 1997. >>> we'll get you up to speed on the latest developments from the middle east. the white house hoping for deescalation in the face of increasing attacks and counterattacks from hamas and israel. >>> why democrats are concerned about their numbers in the senate, despite winning a majority there. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. ♪ i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pur
. life opens up when you do. >>> republican congressmen allen west of florida has finally conceded defeat. in his statement west said he congratulated his opponent and said our legal team does not believe there are enough overcounted, undercounted, or fraudulent votes to change the outcome of this election. by the way, west will go down in history as one of the most outspoken members of the class of 2010. he once said that there are 80 konl niss in the democratic caucus in the house right there this that chamber with him. 80 come mis. we'll be right back. part of a whole new line of tablets from dell. it's changing the conversation. ♪ >>> okay. so you people are all white 65 and over and you live in the sticks, and you are screwing up the republican party because you are believing what i say. this is their explanation for having lost. >> welcome back to "hardball." that was rush limbaugh. he's a performer. yesterday telling his audience that so-called reasonable republicans have it wrong. they're calling him one of the problems on the right. but the problem for republicans is that they'
. >>> here's what's happening. police say a 13-year-old girl was fatally shot aboard a school bus in florida. a male student is in custody and a gun was recovered at the scene. >>> kevin clash resigned amid allegations he had a relationship with a teenager he met online. >>> software founder john mcafee says he's hiding in plain sight in belize where he's wanted in questioning for the murder of his neighbor. back to "hardball." >>> back to "hardball." secretary of state hillary clinton landed on choppy diplomatic waters today when she peeled off from the trip to asia with the president to wade into the growing conflict between israel and hamas. shortly after landing in israel today, she met with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. let's watch. >> president obama asked me to come to israel with a very clear message. america's commitment to israel's security is rock solid and unwavering. the rocket attacks from terrorist organizations inside gaza on israeli cities and towns must end and a broader calm restored. >> with her time as secretary of state coming to an end, clinton's diplomatic push w
interesting comments from jeb bush jr., the son of jeb bush, former governor of florida, and rand paul. let's play this and we'll get you on the other side. >> your dad going to run for president? >> i don't know. no comment. i certainly hope so, but -- >> which is it? >> i don't know or no comment. >> i hope so. >> is there going be to be another paul for president campaign? is. >> that's classified. i can't tell you that. you don't have clearance to hear that. i want to be part of the national debate. i think it's a little too soon to talk about who is going to run and who is not going to run. to tell you the truth, i don't know what will come. am i interested in thinking about that? yes. >> talk about a soul for the fight for the gop, rand paul versus jeb bush not to mention others trying to get in but we're starting to see two very different wings of the gop staking out ground. >> and i would say three, marco rubio out there, jeb bush who swatted down marco rubio's comments about the age of the earth, not knowing how old it was. and rand paul, he's running. let's just put it out there r
to this horrible, horrible tragedy. we have a call from palm springs, florida. >> caller: good morning. well, in my perfect world susan rice would be named c.i.a. director and bill clinton would be named secretary of state. >> bill clinton. >> caller: yes. and if he's not interested, i nominate al gore. >> john: wow. >> caller: i feel like we need our a-team out there. and i think bill and al together could have a great adventure and -- >> bill and al's great adventure. >> caller: i feel susan rice's talents and background would so -- is desperately needed in the c.i.a. which has only been run by old white men. i think of course she would be well qualified as secretary of state. but i feel bill clinton and al gore are such tremendous assets that -- >> john: this is my favorite call of the day so far. i have to break it up. i'm not sure i'm with you as susan rice for c.i.a. i don't know what her law enforcement or espionage or counter terrorism credentials are. >> caller: well, being with the nsa, her background there.
allen west has conceded defeat to democratic challenger patrick murphy. that's in the race for florida's 18th congressional district. west who is a tea party favorite released a statement this morning saying quote, while any questions remain unanswered today i am announcing that i will take no further action to contest the outcome of this election. final results of a recount sunday put murphy ahead of west by over 1900 votes. >>> the latest now in the petraeus sex scandal. we'll be hearing from tampa socialite jill kelley's twin sister natalie today. she'll be joined by attorney gloria allred. meant to clear up possible misconceptions and explain her relationship with petraeus and his wife, his wife holly. former cia director david petraeus and general john allen each wrote glowing letters to help her during child custody hearings. jill kelley's e-mails exposed petraeus' affair with his biographer paula broadwell. complicated web we weave. >> we're on the verge of jumping the shark on this. >> gloria allred is in town. >> can't wait for that press conference certainly. business, christ
'm thankful for a lot of things. i'm thankful for you. megyn: see you soon. florida senator marco rubio was asked about the age of the earth and the senator and presidential hope filth many believed answered in part quote. i'm not a scientist, man. i don't think i'm qualified to answer a question like that. at the end of the day there are multiple theories how the universe was created and this is a country where people should have the opportunities to teach them all. parents should have the opportunities to teach their kids what their faith says and what science says. it's one of the great mysteries. well, since then there has been plenty of criticism of senator rubio and his answer. joining me now to discuss it, the rabbi, the priest walk into the bar jokes. father jonathon morris, a fox news religion contributor and alan colmes. some folks on the left wing blog say there is a reality and he missed his opportunities to just admit the reality as opposed to trying to hedge. he's a catholic, father jonathon. >> i'm not off within the liberal left wing blogs. he needs to learning how to an
grabbed headlines this week. florida senator marco rubio, a practicing catholic, tried to walk the line between science and faith-based creationism when asked how old the planet is. here's what he told "gq" magazine. i'm not a scientist, i don't think i'm qualified to answer a question like that. at the end of the today, i think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and i think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. i think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says, whether the earth was created in seven days or seven actual eras, i'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that. it's one of the great mysteries. famed television scientist bill nye joins me now from los angeles. good morning. so you, like other scientists, say that we know how old the earth is and that the topic is not even up for debate. but every so often a politician makes headlines either denying science or casting some doubt here. so tell us, as far as you know, how old is the earth and how do you know it?
in the code. that takes the states like california and arizona and florida out of the business and i was telling us how we're going to raise hens and produce eggs. that is an important piece that has been a fight in this campaign, that has not had it not apply, but that is something we have to have in the farm bill, and that is what i want to get into conference by the end of the year. >> i hope if the farm bill comes to the floor is an open roll, the amendment process can take place. i expect the conservatives to -- i do not know if we have the votes for it -- but at least we will start that the debate, separating the food stamp provisions from the other policies. since i am surrounded by other states, the other gentleman would like to speak as well. >> speaking as one who campaign in support of the house bill, without apology, i can tell you the farmers of north dakota like the house bill just fine, and not only did they have an objection to $16 billion more in cuts to a program that has grown 50% in the last four years, it only amounts to a 2% cut in the food stamp program, they l
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